Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Howard Tupper

In memory of:

Major James Howard Tupper

September 16, 1916

Military Service






Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment)


25th Battalion

Additional Information


May 31, 1874


November 20, 1914
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Husband of Letitia May Tupper, of Bridgetown, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia. Major Tupper served with the 69th Regiment of the Militia for 13 years prior to enlisting in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He listed his civilian occupation as farmer.

Commemorated on Page 175 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

I. O. 12.


Albert is a town on the River Ancre in the Department of the Somme, 28 kilometres north-east of Amiens. The ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION is on the south-east side of Albert and the junction of the roads to Fricourt and Meaulte, and the Extension is entirely enclosed by it.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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25th Battalion of the 8th Infantry Regiment
Born May 31, 1874 in Round Hill, Nova Scotia.Died in the Battle of Courcellette, France, WWI September 16, 1916.
Excerpt from a letter he left his son Douglas, age 9:  'In going into this war it is a great satisfaction to me to know your mother thinks I am doing right and I do not know but what she has hardest part to do, to stay home and have the care of every thing.  I know you boys will be a great help to her.   Perhaps some day you will be a soldier and a soldier must on all occasions fulfill and carry out his duty his first duty is to obey.  Can you do that? I hope so and I think you do.  If not you are no soldier.  A soldier must obey.  I am taking a group of you four children with me. Vera is so young she will not remember me, she is a dear little thing. And now my own dear boy farewell I hope I may return to you.  I pray that God may watch over and keep you.  There is not a German Sword cut that cuts as deeply as it cuts me to leave you all.  I am simply doing my duty as thousands of others are doing.  My own dear boy good bye.  Your loving father, J.H. Tupper'
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